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Need quiet torque control battery drill.

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  • #16
    Re: Need quiet torque control battery drill.

    yes, and the protool is actually less expensive (euros).
    Probably because they use "goose and duck down, with
    up to 5% feather content". (approximate translation)

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    • #17
      Re: Need quiet torque control battery drill.

      I went out in the shop and tried out all the cordless drills I have. I have dewalts, milwaukees, makita's and metabos. The quietest one was a 2001 vintage 12 volt Metabo

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      • #18
        Re: Need quiet torque control battery drill.

        they are NAIE (not avalible in england) either

        and they dont have belt clips, a BIG downer

        when you are swinging heavy fire doors (or any doors) on your own, you need a belt clip
        Last edited by Tom Bainbridge; 09-13-2009, 07:15 AM.
        Limey Carpenter

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        • #19
          Re: Need quiet torque control battery drill.

          Originally posted by Tom Bainbridge View Post
          they are NAIE (not avalible in england) either

          and they dont have belt clips, a BIG downer

          when you are swinging heavy fire doors (or any doors) on your own, you need a belt clip
          When I'm swinging doors I take off the right bag off my tool belt and replace it with a drill holster. That 12V Metabo was my personal drill for hanging doors when I did it in a big way (I had to retire from that work a couple of years ago due to arthritis in my knees). I've been using one of these lately http://www.amazon.com/Bigg-Lugg-Powe.../dp/B0000224SD They're pretty good except that they occasionally get caught on a rung going up a ladder.

          I'm looking for my fourth set of replacement batteries for that drill. I also have the 15.6 v metabo which everybody hates (including me) but the 12v is the nicest balanced drill I've ever used, not just to use but to walk fast around a job site with it in a holster when you're swinging doors,
          Last edited by dave_k; 09-13-2009, 09:41 AM.

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          • #20
            Recently got a Makita for £100 from Tradepoint with 2 x Li-ion 1.3 Ah batteries. Seems pretty good, though I did manage to make it smoke on its first use, trying to remove a recalcitrant 150mm screw! I found more information here

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            • #21
              Recently got a Makita for £100 from Tradepoint with 2 x Li-ion 1.3 Ah batteries. Seems pretty good, though I did manage to make it smoke on its first use, trying to remove a recalcitrant 150mm screw! I found more information here

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              • #22
                I'd go with gas powered drill, like the ones they used to use to drill into Maple trees for syrup, and ear pro, of corse.

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